*Antique, PRE-WAR CONNOLY KANGAROO Cap-Toe Oxford, Circa 1930: 44D-44.5C (US 10.5-11C)
Size: 44-44.5 [US.10.5-11] [UK 9.5-10}
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Custom-Bespoke-Maas, Exotic Leathers, Oxfords
7-Eyelet, Cap-Toe Oxford
The history of Kangaroo skin in the making of shoes is over 100 years old, with the apogee of its use being in the early part of the 20th century. Kangaroo skin outlasts calf skin in its resistance to drying and cracking and a surprising number of examples of shoes in this material exist after 80 or more years, while most calfskin shoes of that vintage have long become unwearable. With it strong fine grain, Kangaroo leather develops a true depth of colour over time. With its characteristic contrasting stitching of the welt, this is a handsome and well-made shoe, an original that defines the type, even to this day. Something of a “find” too, in this extraordinarily good, near new, condition, this heritage piece is an eminently wearable collector’s item for the advanced collector. Interestingly, the radically extended toe anticipates the most fashion forward shoemaking of the present day. The masters of the past thought of everything.
Size Details:US 10.5D-11C (UK 9.5E-10D) Continental 44D-44.5C.
Truly fine: All original and bottoms very lightly worn. The heel logo almost untouched. Tops showing no wear. Lining showing some trivial scuffs and loss of colour.. Sold without trees.